A measure of the importance of oil pipelines is the fact that nearly two-thirds of all petroleum products are carried by them. Crude oil and refined petroleum products are not to be transported in the same pipeline.
U.K. Pipelines We operate the largest privately owned underground oil pipeline distribution network in the U.K. – around 700 kilometers of pipeline. The majority of refinery products are transported by pipeline to distribution terminals at Hythe, Avonmouth, Birmingham, west London and Purfleet. The remaining products are transported by sea or by road. In 2017 we announced the Southampton to London Pipeline Project that will replace 90 km of the 105 km pipeline that transports aviation fuel from Fawley refinery to the terminal in west London...Aviation fuel not crude oil end of
wizard125...Too much oil for tankers to handle is a problem I cannot wait for ss to have, and if this ever becomes a reality, there will be a way forward, oil is a major currency and will be for a long time yet...coincidentally running pigs through some offshore pipeline tomorrow, better get some kip...ATB
It will probably be FOTH that has brought up the pipeline play again, he brings it up from time to time when he gets board, he has even suggested that the pipeline could be shared with ESSO aviation fuel and cleaned with a pig when changing from one to the other, once you have put raw crude through an aviation fuel pipeline it will be contaminated and would take a lot of time and money to decontaminate if it could be done properly at all.
RE: ESSO pipeline could be good news for UKOG.13 Oct 2019 13:31
For a crude oil pipeline to be laid would take years of fighting for planning permission and the last time I looked it was about 5 million pounds a mile...maybe we should hope we get the maximum number of tankers we are allowed before worrying about pipelines...get the wells drilled successfully and the oil flowing...if in many years to come we have the problem of to much oil to transport who knows
RE: ESSO pipeline could be good news for UKOG.13 Oct 2019 06:43
A fuel pipeline running through some of Surrey's biggest towns could be replaced if plans are given the go-ahead. - [ ] Built between 1969 and 1972, the existing pipeline, which provides AVIATION - [ ] fuel to some of UK's busiest airports, runs from Esso's Fawley refinery near Southampton to a west London terminal storage facility
Hoping to "maintain supply of AVIATION fuel for years to come", Esso has announced its intention to replace 90km of the 105km underground pipeline. Even though the pipeline itself is relatively small, with an internal diameter of around 30cm, corridors are typically 200 metres wide.
I work offshore, on 3 on 3 off rotation, and each time I go back to the platform I( we )get greeted from the installation manager (oim) with a short meeting to keep us updated with what has been happening since our 3 weeks leave and part of that meeting is about production, we get told how many barrels produced daily over the previous week for the platform, then get a breakdown on how much the whole field has produced.The production figures are then highlighted every Sunday at the safety meeting, along with any planed drilling or well work-overs.Even the chef will know how much oil we are producing on a weekly basis.Possibly completely different onshore but that’s how the North-sea operators work
I have never been a fan of SS and the way he has handled the pr side of things, since the initial discovery at HH, not sure if he is now pumping so YA can dump, that aside every news update seems to be an evolving story, and if indeed SS can deliver some shareholder value as he has previously intimated, and indeed has some sort of master plan...I will eat many large slices of humble pie.
I would be happy with a slow steady rise in the sp and be prepared to wait until the company was in a position to do a share buy back, the thought of consolidation makes me feel physically sick, been there before usually ends badly